Saturday, September 18, 2010

Basic Seitan (Faux Meat)

Here is the basic recipe from the Bob's Red Mill Vital Wheat Gluten package. Yummy, and very easy!

2 cups wheat gluten
1/2 teaspoon sage
1 teaspoon marjoram
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups water

Broth:
6 cups water
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1-2 fake chicken broth cubes

1 ) Bring the broth mixture to boil while you mix up the 2 cups water, flour and spices. Knead the dough for a few minutes.

2 ) Cut the dough into small pieces, about 1/4 the size of the pieces you'll need. Drop them into the broth and simmer for at least an hour. If you like, use a crockpot and cook on low for several hours. Drain and use in stir-fries, fry for sandwiches, etc.